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[IowaAPA] Facade Improvement Grant Programs?

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George Wesselhoft

Guest
All,



We had a local retail business recently inquire about facade improvement
funding. Although years ago, Pella did have a local program for the Dutch
fronts, we do not currently have any local funding program. Aside from
re-establishing a new local program with City matching and/or private funds,
are there any State or Federal programs that communities are using for
downtown facade improvements and if so what are the criteria?



George Wesselhoft, AICP, LEED GA

Planning and Zoning Director

City of Pella

100 Truman Road

Pella, Iowa 50219

(641) 628-1601

<mailto:gwesselhoft (AT) cityofpella (DOT) com> gwesselhoft (AT) cityofpella (DOT) com
 
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Rich Russell

Guest
George: Dubuque has a program, but it's locally funded and covers the downtown area only. I think it is $25K max. Rich

Rich Russell, AICP
Building Services Manager
City of Dubuque
50 West 13th Street
Dubuque, IA 52002-2686
Phone: 563 589-4152
Fax: 563 690-6687
Cell: 563 599-1576
E-Mail: rrussell (AT) cityofdubuque (DOT) org
Website: http://www.cityofdubuque.org/buildingservices


>>> "George Wesselhoft" <gwesselhoft (AT) cityofpella (DOT) com> 03/18/2010 10:25 AM >>>


All,

We had a local retail business recently inquire about facade improvement funding. Although years ago, Pella did have a local program for the Dutch fronts, we do not currently have any local funding program. Aside from re-establishing a new local program with City matching and/or private funds, are there any State or Federal programs that communities are using for downtown facade improvements and if so what are the criteria?

George Wesselhoft, AICP, LEED GA
Planning and Zoning Director
City of Pella
100 Truman Road
Pella, Iowa 50219
(641) 628-1601
gwesselhoft (AT) cityofpella (DOT) com
 
J

Jim Holz

Guest
George,

I believe the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines still has a Community Investment Program that allows for façade improvement. The City would have to work with a local bank that is a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines to access these funds.

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Jim Holz, AICP | Regional Program Manager
MSA Professional Services, Inc.
(563) 582-3973


From: IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com [mailto:IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com] On Behalf Of George Wesselhoft
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2010 10:25 AM
To: IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com
Subject: [IowaAPA] Facade Improvement Grant Programs?


All,

We had a local retail business recently inquire about facade improvement funding. Although years ago, Pella did have a local program for the Dutch fronts, we do not currently have any local funding program. Aside from re-establishing a new local program with City matching and/or private funds, are there any State or Federal programs that communities are using for downtown facade improvements and if so what are the criteria?

George Wesselhoft, AICP, LEED GA
Planning and Zoning Director
City of Pella
100 Truman Road
Pella, Iowa 50219
(641) 628-1601
gwesselhoft (AT) cityofpella (DOT) com<mailto:gwesselhoft (AT) cityofpella (DOT) com>
 
G

George Wesselhoft

Guest
Thanks Rich.



From: IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com [mailto:IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com] On Behalf Of Rich Russell
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2010 10:39 AM
To: IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com
Cc: DeJong, Aaron
Subject: Re: [IowaAPA] Facade Improvement Grant Programs?



George: Dubuque has a program, but it's locally funded and covers the downtown area only. I think it is $25K max. Rich



Rich Russell, AICP

Building Services Manager

City of Dubuque

50 West 13th Street

Dubuque, IA 52002-2686

Phone: 563 589-4152

Fax: 563 690-6687

Cell: 563 599-1576

E-Mail: rrussell (AT) cityofdubuque (DOT) org

Website: http://www.cityofdubuque.org/buildingservices



>>> "George Wesselhoft" <gwesselhoft (AT) cityofpella (DOT) com> 03/18/2010 10:25 AM >>>



All,

We had a local retail business recently inquire about facade improvement funding. Although years ago, Pella did have a local program for the Dutch fronts, we do not currently have any local funding program. Aside from re-establishing a new local program with City matching and/or private funds, are there any State or Federal programs that communities are using for downtown facade improvements and if so what are the criteria?

George Wesselhoft, AICP, LEED GA

Planning and Zoning Director

City of Pella

100 Truman Road

Pella, Iowa 50219

(641) 628-1601

gwesselhoft (AT) cityofpella (DOT) com
 
G

George Wesselhoft

Guest
Thanks Jim.



From: IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com [mailto:IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com] On Behalf Of
Jim Holz
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2010 10:44 AM
To: IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com
Subject: RE: [IowaAPA] Facade Improvement Grant Programs?





George,



I believe the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines still has a Community
Investment Program that allows for façade improvement. The City would have
to work with a local bank that is a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank of
Des Moines to access these funds.






Jim Holz, AICP | Regional Program Manager
MSA Professional Services, Inc.
(563) 582-3973



From: IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com [mailto:IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com] On Behalf Of
George Wesselhoft
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2010 10:25 AM
To: IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com
Subject: [IowaAPA] Facade Improvement Grant Programs?





All,



We had a local retail business recently inquire about facade improvement
funding. Although years ago, Pella did have a local program for the Dutch
fronts, we do not currently have any local funding program. Aside from
re-establishing a new local program with City matching and/or private funds,
are there any State or Federal programs that communities are using for
downtown facade improvements and if so what are the criteria?



George Wesselhoft, AICP, LEED GA

Planning and Zoning Director

City of Pella

100 Truman Road

Pella, Iowa 50219

(641) 628-1601

gwesselhoft (AT) cityofpella (DOT) com
 
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